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Ceres. Computer artwork of the dwarf planet Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt with a diameter of 950 kilometres. A dwarf planet is defined as an object large enough to be spherical due to its gravity, and with an independent orbit around the Sun (so not a satellite of a planet). A true planet has to dominate its orbit around the Sun. Ceres fails because it is one of many objects in the asteroid belt.
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